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RE: having elements starting with integer in xml

  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@s...>
  • To: "'Manos Batsis'" <manos_lists@g...>,"'Senthil Nathan'" <rsennat@g...>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 13:54:12 -0000

RE:  having elements starting with integer in xml
> > I need to have the tags like,
> > <1-1>sdgdfgdfg</1-1>

As Manos says, you can prefix them. For example


But reading between the lines, I strongly suspect that a better document
design would be something like:

<element section="1" subsection="1">sdgdfgdfg</element>

Generally any kind of microsyntax appearing within element names is evidence
of poor design.

Michael Kay

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